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Section 27 # AccountabilityDololo

Written by: diannem

For the next two weeks, starting today, Lead SA will be handing over their Twitter handle to NGO’s who work predominantly in the Human Rights sector.

The campaign is part of our broader work “Living the Constitution”, our drive to highlight the South African Constitution and make it accessible to the South African public.

Lead SA will be working with 7 organisations over the next 2 weeks including Section 27, Right 2 Know, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Right 2 Know, Activate!, ARNSA, Sonke Gender Justice and Constitution Hill.

Each NGO’s will take over the Lead SA handle using the #HumanRightsTweets for 1.5 hours from 10:30 – 12:00.

This morning Section 27's CEO Mark Heywood spoke with Xolani Gwala about the importance of accountability ahead of their take over this morning at 10:30:

"What we are trying to get people to talk about is the connection between accountability and the realisation of rights. Lots of people know that there's a right to health, there's a right to basic education, but what they don't demand is accountability for those rights."

Mark Heywood, CEO of Section 27

"If our 40 million citizens stood up and demanded their constitutional rights, I think we would be a far more transformed and equal society than we are now."

Mark Heywood, CEO Section 27

Follow the conversation today and for the next 2 weeks by following @lead_SA on Twitter and by using #HumanRightsTweets #AccountabilityDololo

SECTION27 is a public interest law centre that seeks to achieve substantive equality and social justice in South Africa. Guided by the principles and values in the Constitution, SECTION27 uses law, advocacy, legal literacy, research and community mobilisation to achieve access to healthcare services and basic education. SECTION27 aims to achieve structural change and accountability to ensure the dignity and equality of everyone.

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14th March - Section 27 15th March - the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation 16th March - Anti-Racism network of South Africa 17th March - Activate! 21st March - Constitution Hill 23rd March - Sonke Gender Justice 24th March - Right 2 Know




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